Peter Popham

Peter is a foreign correspondent and feature writer with The Independent who has done long stretches in Japan, India and Italy.

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Riot police fire tear gas on student protesters occupying streets surrounding the government headquarters in Hong Kong

Hong Kong protests: The pro-democracy demonstrators who feel time is running out

The fear they will soon be subsumed by the Chinese system has fuelled the defiance of the crowds

Tens of thousands of protesters occupied the streets of Hong Kong during China’s National Day

Hong Kong protests: The politest demonstration ever – but where do they go from here?

Despite more than four days of continuous occupation by tens of thousands, you could just about eat your chow mein off the tarmac

German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer: The German artist looking history’s horrors in the eye

He has enraged his compatriots by tackling taboos about the war. Now he comes to the Royal Academy

There was no reason to bar Qatar's female basketball team from the Asian Games

There's a time and a place for banning religious headgear, and this wasn't it

So far Ebola has caused 2,600 fatalities and infected more than 5,300 people

To stop Ebola killing thousands more, we need doctors who are willing to put their lives on the line

So far the plague has been fought almost single-handedly by one French aid agency

Isis militiamen parade in a captured Iraqi army jeep down a main road in Mosul, which the US is now targeting

Isis? What crisis? Satirists take a swing at the caliphate

World View: The hilarious songs of the Great Departed help to clear the air

Thai immigration policemen investigate Vietnamese women who were allegedly lured into becoming surrogate mothers

Thai ‘baby factory’ case draws attention once again to the ethics of surrogacy

World View: Surrogate parenting involves the commodification of the surrogate mother and the child she bears

India's philosopher, environmental activist, author and eco feminist Vandana Shiva arrives to give a press conference focused on genetically modified seeds on October 10, 2012

Meet Vandana Shiva: The deserving heir to Mahatma Gandhi's legacy

What Gandhi was to the British Empire, Dr Shiva is to Monsanto

Haruki Murakami is nothing like JK Rowling. He may sell like Tom Clancy, yet he remains a cult

Haruki Murakami profile: An everyman for our times

He’s a cult novelist whose austere, enigmatic writings sell by the million and have made him a global superstar

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay gives a press conference on December 2, 2013 at the United Nations offices in Geneva.

Farewell to Navi Pillay, South Africa’s first non-white female judge

As well as being a world-class troublemaker, she has briefed the UN Security Council more times than all her predecessors combined

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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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The new film tells the story of a deaf-mute farming family and is being touted as this year's Amelie
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The Williams driver has had plenty of doubters, but hopes she will be judged by her ability in the cockpit
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